7 reasons you will love lifestyle photography

APRIL, 2018
Your family is constantly growing and changing before your eyes, some of my most treasured possessions are photographs of my family and children as they were growing up. Looking back over these photographs takes me straight back to memories of times past. It’s amazing how the feelings, tastes and sounds come back as well, making the images come to life, often in a fun reminiscing session with the whole family. I love how the kids are so interested in what they looked like and what we were doing and what they used to say and do during that particular time in their lives. At times life seems so busy, and capturing your family seems unachievable, but those fleeting moments captured in photographs become more and more valuable as time goes by. Do you cringe at the thought of preparing your family for a photography session? What if the kids misbehave?  What if one of them has a meltdown? What if they just won’t smile for the camera? If this is the case then Lifestyle photography might be for you. Here are the reasons why…….
1.. No Posing Required You can forget about the awkward posing and “cheesy” smiles for the camera- instead a lifestyle session focusses on connection and emotion. A natural moment, will tell the story of your family so much more than a strategically posed portrait. And let’s face it, toddlers and young children have no time for sitting still for poses. But don’t get confused with documentary style photography, you will still be captured at your best angle with gorgeous light to show you off at your best. You will still receive direction from your photographer to ensure everything looks gorgeous! 2. A lifestyle photo session will capture all the little things you want to remember. I know when I look back at old family photos it’s he little details that you remember from your childhood. The dress mum made me when I was eight. Hugs with my old dog. Those cute little overalls my baby sister wore and the toys she was obsessed with. The beaches and parks we used to go to for family gatherings. Its magical to include all these details in a family photo shoot and will make it all the more special when looking back at these images in 10 or 20 years or more. 3. You can relax! You don’t have to leave your home if you don’t want to and everyone will be relaxed in their own environment. You don’t need to declutter you house, your photographer will be well skilled in choosing the right angle to avoid the mess. We have a lot of practice in our own homes! Similarly if you choose an outdoor location, it will be one that you as a family connect with and feel comfortable in. Your children will be free to explore and discover their environment.
4. Your children can be children! There is no expectation that your child needs to sit still and smile all the time, this means your child’s true personality can shine. Whether it’s jumping on the bed, snuggling up in your lap or running down the beach with a gleeful smile, you children will be captured just as they are. It gives them time to explore and play, as well as coming together every now and then to do something as a family group. This way the participation and curiosity from your children grows and they engage with the camera rather than running away from it!
“If you are happy in your environment, your kids will be relaxed and happy too”.
5. Your favourite everyday activities will be captured. Does your toddler like helping you make biscuits? Perhaps you and your kids love snuggling up on the couch to read a book? Do you have a favourite outdoor spot you love to visit as a family? Perhaps a beach or a particular park? If you are happy in your environment your kids will be relaxed and happy too.
6. You Don’t Have to Dress Up! You can if you want to, but there are no rules!. You can even stay in your pyjamas if you want to! Your photographer will usually give you some advice about which colours and textures work well together. But it will be kept simple, as we want your personality and style to shine through! Often wearing something comfortable that you feel good in will come through in the images as you will be more relaxed and at ease.
7. You will have beautiful portraits of your children and family. Just because it’s not posed like the traditional photograph session, doesn’t mean you won’t get gorgeous portraits. Your photographer will usually focus on individual portraits of your children and family. It is important for a photographer to keep an open mind with a lifestyle photo session, as every session is unique and your children will probably do their own adorable thing that is surprising to the photographer, that will produce gorgeous images. If you are interested in a lifestyle family session get in touch with me and I will send you all the details.
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